LEBANON / JORDAN / TUNISIA ‘Marry-Your-Rapist’ and menstruation seclusion laws abolished Within weeks of each other, Lebanon, Jordan and Tunisia closed legal loopholes that allowed rapists to escape criminal convictions by marrying the survivors. On August 16, Lebanon’s parliament voted to abolish Article … Continued
Asylum seekers and refugees seeking abortions surgery and other treatment have been prevented from having overseas transfers for health care by a Nauru hospital committee. The Pacific islands of Nauru and Manus Island were opened in 2012 as detention centres … Continued
Medical and surgical abortions are available in all Australian states and territories. Medical abortion is only permitted up to nine weeks gestation. In Queensland, New South Wales (NSW), Victoria, Western Australia, Northern Territory and Tasmania, medical abortions can take … Continued
In 2015, 57% of women having an abortion in New Zealand had already had one or more previous live births. Abortion access is therefore absolutely an issue for mothers.
A call by the Ministry of Health to amend the laws that govern abortion in Samoa was included in their just published National HIV, AIDS, and STI Policy 2017-2022. It says: “Laws around abortion need to be amended to … Continued
Auckland University students have voted to abolish an anti-abortion club from their Students Association. About 2,700 students participated in a week-long online referendum, which asked whether the Auckland University Students Association (AUSA) should disaffiliate the ProLife Club. About … Continued
A Sydney woman who bought pills on the internet has been prosecuted for “self-administering a drug to procure a miscarriage”. In a decision on 5 July, made public only on 14 August, the Local Court magistrate said the woman, who … Continued
SOURCE: Reproductive Choice Australia, Infographic August 2017
For the 28 May International Day of Action on Women’s Health, a coalition of legal, medical and community groups called on the Queensland Government to demonstrate a commitment to women’s health and refer abortion to the state’s Law Reform Commission. … Continued
The article goes state by state, looking in detail at the cost in January 2017 of both medical abortion and surgical (aspiration) abortion in public, private and non-profit clinics. The findings were obtained from the Tabbot Foundation, several NGOs active around abortion, published articles, web-based news sites and government websites.